And so there was no single cause for war, but it happened simply because it had to happen.
Music makes me forget my real situation. It transports me into a state which is not my own. Under the influence of music I really seem to feel what I do not feel, to understand what I do not understand, to have powers which I cannot have.
In order to undertake anything in family life, it is necessary that there be either complete discord between the spouses or loving harmony.
With all my soul I wished to be good, but I was young, passionate and alone, completely alone when I sought goodness. Every time I tried to express my most sincere desire, which was to be morally good, I met with contempt and ridicule, but as soon as I yielded to low passions I was praised and encouraged.
Blessed are the peacemakers; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based on concern for public tranquility.